Bloomberg Superbowl Ad Counting on Fan Ignorance and Apathy about Rights

It figures he’d pose in front of a flag neither he nor many NFL players stand for. (Mike Bloomberg for President/Facebook profile photo)

U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg on Thursday released his campaign ad set to air during the Super Bowl — a 60-second spot focused on gun violence,” Politico is publicizing in a free plug masked as news that probably ought to count as an in-kind contribution. “The ad, which will cost the former New York mayor more than $10 million to broadcast nationwide on Sunday, tells the story of Calandrian Simpson Kemp, a Texas mother whose 20-year-old son, an aspiring professional football player named George, was shot to death in September 2013 outside Houston.”

It’s not the first time the mayor of Everytown has relied on the big game to get out a slick “sports” message designed to swindle “the whole people” out of their birthright. He and then-Boston Mayor Thomas Menino donned trademarked NFL jerseys, meaning they must have had league blessing (they wouldn’t even let a host town use the term “Super Bowl”), to show everyone their huge “We Both Support the Second Amendment ‘buts'” back in 2012.

He even teamed up with Spike “Shoot Charlton Heston with a .44 bulldog” Lee and an NBA infested with the violence-prone to create another “public service announcement” – yet another piece of New York ad agency propaganda highlighting “its brave decision to speak out against gun violence [and chart] a new course in civic responsibility.”

Who talks like that but smooth con men…?

As for the NFL, it’s hostility to the Second Amendment is no secret to Americans who care more for the right of the people to keep and bear arms than they do for bread and circuses. League gutlessness, on the National Anthem and in its “Standard of Conduct” mandating player defenselessness, tells us all we need to know. The hiring of ex-ATF honcho and Fast and Furious cover-up king B. Todd Jones as special counsel for player misconduct tells us a bit more.

And lest we forget, it was not that long ago that NFL banned a Superbowl ad from Daniel Defense, even though no guns were shown and the company even agreed to leave out its logo (although perhaps offering to replace it with an American flag was a mistake). It evidently did not meet the high standards set by gun-grabbers Seth Rogan and Amy Schumer’s “beer lobby” Super Bowl ad, and you can still see what so offended League officials on YouTube.

About the only good news gun owners have seen involving the NFL in recent years is Georgia attorney John Monroe telling the Atlanta Falcons its public property release does not authorize it to ban guns.

Had Politico been interested in, you know, reporting instead of rewording Bloomberg PR points, it might have pointed out that the “star” of Bloomberg’s new Super Bowl video is a Moms Demand Action zealot given to absurdly ignorant assertions like “Give Teachers Guns, And More Black Children Will Die.” And while we can understandably sympathize with her loss, it would also be appropriate to clarify to those hearing only her telling of the story that her son had reportedly challenged a young rival to a fight and was killed by a lawless young thug illegally carrying an illegally-obtained handgun.

What “common-sense gun safety law” would have prevented that? And have we learned nothing placing our trust in letting self-styled “anti-violence advocates” define our freedoms?

There’s one other factor at play here, something I haven’t seen anyone pick up on except in an insightful piece by Christopher Bedford over at The Federalist.

“Simply put, the billionaire mayor gets a lot more for his money as a candidate than he ever could as a donor or even as the operator of a super PAC,” Bedford explains. “Then, there’s something campaigns have that no PAC has — and that’s access to the best rates the market has to offer.”

So basically, he’s committing “legal” campaign finance fraud if I’m reading this right. That would hardly be surprising for a maniac control freak whose entire gun scam relies on covering grassroots over with Astroturf and fooling enough of the people enough of the time.

Me, as informed as I try to stay on issues of importance, I have to admit that not a year has gone by in the past few decades where I actually knew who was playing in the Super Bowl in advance of the game — and sometimes even afterward. My own priorities have never had much use for “sporting purposes,” and even less for countrymen who place them above not only themselves but their posterity.

Maybe this year I can watch an old Bruce Dern flick instead…

Or better yet, read a good book.


About David Codrea:David Codrea

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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Get Out
Get Out
8 months ago

Bloomberg’s a hypocrite for having armed security, all the while trying to dis-arm everyone else.

Mike11C
Mike11C
8 months ago

The ignorance of the demonrats is staggering. I just read several comments on Yahoo pledging to support Nanny Bloomberg because “we don’t need a dictator”. Isn’t “Stop and Frisk” the policy of a wannabe dictator? It was, after all, deemed unconstitutional. And how about banning the Big Gulp and, disarming ordinary Americans? That sounds a lot like some things a dictator would do. Yes, demonrats are mentally challenged.

RoyD
RoyD
8 months ago

After watching the “George Kemp gun crime” commercial I went looking for the facts of the case. This is what I found. Seems “George” went looking for trouble and found more than he could handle. Of course the public will never learn, “The rest of the story.”

https://www.chron.com/neighborhood/fortbend/news/article/Suspect-sought-in-Richmond-murder-case-9535443.php

StLPro2A
StLPro2A
8 months ago

“Give Teachers Guns, And More Black Children Will Die.” …..should read……
Keep breeding Defective Citizens in the hood, and more black children will die.

It isn’t a gun violence problem. It is a Defective Citizen problem courtesy of Democratic/Socialist break down the family unit propaganda and initiatives.

JaysGone
JaysGone
8 months ago

No one will or has paid any attention to Bloomburgers Napoleonic rumbling for years. His spending couch change money isn’t about to make anyone who didn’t care for him before. Like him any better now. His latest commercial that I saw with the mom whos daughter was shot. Didn’t move me one bit. Just made him look even more of an idjit.

RoyD
RoyD
8 months ago

Ran across this missive from the JPFO to MIchael Bloomberg:

http://jpfo.org/rabbi/rabbi-bloomberg-letter.htm

Knute
Knute
8 months ago
Reply to  RoyD

It’s an oxymoron. Like jumbo shrimp, or “military intelligence”!
“Anti-Semitism does not signify opposition to Semitism. There is no such thing. It is an expression we Jews use effectively as a smear word used to brand as a bigot, like you guys, anyone who brings criticism against Jews.”
–Harold Wallace Rosenthal, top aid to then Senator Jake Javits of New York. circa 1976

Knute
Knute
8 months ago
Reply to  Knute

“There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.”
–Frank Lloyd Wright
😉

Knute
Knute
8 months ago
Reply to  RoyD

It’s about the Sephardi and the AshkeNAZI sects. It is about those who: “say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.” -Revelation 2:9

RoyD
RoyD
8 months ago

I just want to thank a number of posters for their posts. You probably don’t know who you are but that’s alright.

Circle8
8 months ago

Remember when this POS committed felony conspiracy and directed his agents to violate federal law by buying guns out of state by lying on the federal forms? Was he prosecuted? NO because he is a liberal, traitor and became a felon by directing and participating in the act. He has been undermining AMERICA with his money for decades. He should move to Cuba, Russia or anywhere that is dumb enough to allow this little idiot in their country. All he does here is BUY DEMOCRAT POLITICIANS (they are easily bought) to help destroy America.

toomanyhobbies
toomanyhobbies
8 months ago

Bloomberg’s ads are so full of lies half-truths and BS I change the change the channel rather than suffer through them…

Some guy
Some guy
8 months ago

Like all democrats, this steaming shitpile thinks he should control you. It all comes down to one question. Are you an American or a democrat?
In the end we will be forced to exterminate this vermin to save our nation.

Knute
Knute
8 months ago
Reply to  Some guy

Adolf Schlickelgruber…..

Knute
Knute
8 months ago

Good to see him coupling his star to another dying dinosaur.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-football-concussions-youth-kass-met-0906-20170905-column.html
It will be very satisfying to watch them go down the drain together. Extinction, without even a memory, is the minimum he has coming.
“May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.”
I’d wish for his chains to be heavy and chaffing, but Adams was obviously a better man than I.

joefoam
joefoam
8 months ago

I only watch to see the ads as they tend to be more entertaining than the game. I thought the NFL would have learned it’s lesson with the drop in viewership caused by CK, but apparently not. Keep it up guys and the general public will turn you off.

Larry
Larry
8 months ago
Reply to  joefoam

You and apparently lots of others.

I was informed by my TiVo last night that they will again be offering their “Gameskip” service, whereby you can set your TiVo to record the game, then tell it to skip the entire game and just show you the ads and the halftime.

Ed
Ed
8 months ago

Well, the title is right. So many people are ignorant and/or don’t care. They think it doesn’t affect them so why should they worry about it. The next thing you know you’ve got Virginia.

Morrigan
Morrigan
8 months ago

Maybe in the second half he could run a ad featuring Suzanna Hupp showing how she was forced by gun control laws to watch twenty-three people, including her parents, be murdered before her
eyes by a lunatic at Luby’s in Kileen TX while her pistol sat in the glove box of her car in the
parking lot. How about it, Mike? In the interest of “equal time”.

PMinFl
PMinFl
8 months ago

First and toremost…it’s about the MONEY !

Knute
Knute
8 months ago
Reply to  PMinFl

Except that there is no money, only fiat “currency”, created out of nothing at no cost. Perhaps it’s about using that (created in unlimited quantity at no cost) currency as a tool of control instead?

Vern
Vern
8 months ago

The left terrorizes the American people who don’t care about firearms every day and with the least amount of truth they can find. Those who know the truth about firearms aren’t terrorized, and that is what the left really hates about those who are owners of firearms.
Think of how totally the left could terrorize people if no one owned a forearm.
The only difference between jihadi terrorism and leftist terrorism is in the deliverance of it.

MS-Steve
MS-Steve
8 months ago

I’m in the opinion of John Cleese, who once shouted at Bloomberg from a castle wall:
” I FAA-RRT in your general direction! “

JebWorf
JebWorf
8 months ago

Unfortunately the Bumberg ad doesn’t tell the whole picture. “Witnesses told deputies they were riding with Kemp in Kemp’s vehicle. Kemp drove to the Lakemont subdivision to confront Brandon Lacour over a personal matter. Kemp parked down the street from Lacour’s residence and called him on his cell phone, challenging Lacour, 17, to a fight. Lacour showed up with several other persons, all riding in Lacour’s vehicle.” Guess what followed? More Black on Black shooting. It’s not just a black problem. It’s a societal problem but does occur more often in the black neighborhoods. Until black political figures address this… Read more »

Shay
Shay
8 months ago

The “Buying the President Of The United States Of America” How can the common person even dream/think of being able to compete is absurd.
We The People have sold America Out!
How do We The People get back in control?
It seems voting is only a means to satisfy the common person that they are in control (not).
The electorial college is controlled by the MONEY! Who HAS THE MONEY Not US!

MICHAEL J
MICHAEL J
8 months ago

I am surprised bloomberg doesn’t just pay people to vote him in outright. Campaign tampering or buying politicians doesn’t appear to be illegal for some and yet if you follow the money, it always
seems to lead back to him.

Heed the Call-up
Heed the Call-up
8 months ago
Reply to  MICHAEL J

Michael, he does not need to pay voters, just pay for the ballots like the Democrats always have.

Shay
Shay
8 months ago

Where did Bloomberg and others like him come from RUSSIA????

Big George
Big George
8 months ago
Reply to  Shay

His mom forgot to spit.

Knute
Knute
8 months ago
Reply to  Shay

You beat me to it, USA!
But I was going to add: “and became a stain on the mattress!” 🙂 –The late. great, R. Lee Ermey.
Is anybody aware that he also had a show called “Mail Call”?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnP17YCFs8I&t=611s

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
8 months ago

Unfortuneately, the maniac control freak, who spent two-hundred thousand dollars in advertising so far, went from zero percent to nine percent in recent polling. So, if the deep-pocket dwarf spends a million dollars on advertising, he could theoretically get to forty-five percent in the polls.

Big George
Big George
8 months ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

Wild Bill…you’re short a few zeros!

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
8 months ago
Reply to  Big George

@BG, and a few marbles, too! Yep, I meant a hundred million dollars. Thanks, brother patriot.

Larry
Larry
8 months ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

He’s not running to win the presidency. He’s running to help any Democrat win the presidency. He became a “candidate” just to AVOID being subject to any spending caps, so he can now use as much of his money as he wants helping the DNC win.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
8 months ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

a hundred million dollars on advertising,

Boomer
Boomer
8 months ago

Well, hopefully now that this woman let it slip that she enjoys dog fighting, people will disregard her message of universal disarmament.

StWayne
StWayne
8 months ago

Vote anything less than a Republican to office in 2020, and you will have effectively voted a socialist into office. If you had anything good going on in life I hope you enjoyed it because it will be taken away, as the gun control measure is but the tip of the fascist iceberg when it comes to the Democratic party. If you don’t know what’s in the Constitution, now would be a good time to read it order to know what rights and privileges you will be saying goodbye to because they are many, and they are in-of-themselves sacred treasures.

RJL
RJL
8 months ago

Do What I Say Not What I Do!…. The day Mr. Bloomberg stands down and fires his armed detail, then just maybe, maybe we could all sit down and talk. Until then all bets are off. He is a self-rightous, narcissistic POS… I Stand Behind You in Line I stand behind you in line at the store with a smile on my face…and a gun under my shirt and you are none the wiser, yet you are safer for having me next to you. I won’t shoot you. My gun won’t pull its own trigger. It is securely holstered with… Read more »

Finnky
Finnky
8 months ago
Reply to  RJL

@RJL – Bloomberg’s security have many guns. They follow mikey’s orders, thus evil has many guns.
Arm up, train, carry on and network for some problems are best addressed as a team.

Operator Z
Operator Z
8 months ago

Most people will be up getting snacks or pissing. I doubt it’ll have an impact. Sports. Yawn.

hippybiker
hippybiker
8 months ago

I don’t have much of an interest in professional sports and even less in the Stupid Bowel! Just another reason to tune it out!

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
8 months ago

One of the reasons I won’t pay a ticket to see ANY NFL game, EVER is their idiotic stance on the right to keep and bear arms.

Matt in Oklahoma
Matt in Oklahoma
8 months ago

Your watching the super bowl your probably going to listen to this guy. Everything from the people, actors, singers, ads etc are all left leaning so if your watching and supporting then you are probably going to be influenced.
This is why politicians and other don’t take 2A seriously because they’ve no heart or staying power. Bloomberg knows that flooding the message works. The young, the impressionable, the under the influence and others that actually think football matters are perfect candidates for him.

BigJim
BigJim
8 months ago

I have talked that madness out of the minds of my extended family. They really just didn’t get it upstairs. Besides I’ve seen the Superbowl rigged before so its fake news too.
Some good guys are there as well, but less and less.

Shay
Shay
8 months ago

How TRUE. Start them out young if you want a really good Brain Washing to really Stick.

Knute
Knute
8 months ago
Reply to  Shay

As every organized religion knows… and takes advantage of.

Stripeseven
Stripeseven
8 months ago

Just another card carrying commie…

StreetSweeper
StreetSweeper
8 months ago

This clown shoe is absolutely detestable.

tetejaun
tetejaun
8 months ago

ONLY 43% of Republicans voted in 2016. Apathy about Rights. Drinking beer/liquor was more important than voting? Too much effort to get that 347 pound carcass off the couch to go vote? Bassetball was on TV? Cheetos? Freedom and Liberty just require so much EFFORT….like voting. Lately, though, I have come across people in extreme anger towards the communist democrats and their anti-Constitution and anti-United States desires and actions. Hopefully, Providence will intervene and the veils of apathy, laziness and inaction will be lifted from more Americans. As Mayor of New York City (Rat & terrorist central) Bloomberg ordered people… Read more »

RoyD
RoyD
8 months ago
Reply to  tetejaun

The citizens of New York made their bed and they got to lie in it. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. Etc, etc, etc…….

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
8 months ago
Reply to  RoyD

YEP…THE VOTERS made that bed.

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
8 months ago
Reply to  tetejaun

Did it ever occur to you people that NOT VOTING is the way some people say I DO NOT CONSENT TO THIS FKD UP LYING, CHEATING, MURDERING SYSTEM? Did that EVER occur to you? That maybe some folks think that supporting the “lesser of two evils” is EVIL? What is it going to take? When people start training in 3-5 men groups and go out and take care of these slime balls, that will REALLY show them that they don’t consent anymore. THE WAR OF THE FLEA.

JIAZ
JIAZ
8 months ago

I never left the NFL. The NFL left me and I moved on. This coming Sunday-Gunday our family group of tailgaters will be out in the sonoran desert grilling, showing off barbecue guns, and sighting in rifles.

Superman
Superman
8 months ago
Reply to  JIAZ

Just don’t attempt to do all three things at once…

Terry
Terry
8 months ago
Reply to  Superman

Get the Raid and the flyswatter!

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
8 months ago
Reply to  Superman

With a bottle of MD2020 in a paper bag.

Rick D
Rick D
8 months ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

LOL Wild Bill you had to bring up bad decisions from my teen years.

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
8 months ago
Reply to  JIAZ

What is a barbecue gun?

Arny
Arny
8 months ago
Reply to  CourageousLion

I want one even though I don’t know what it is. It does sound fun. My guess would be a M2 flamethrower ?

hippybiker
hippybiker
8 months ago
Reply to  CourageousLion

Maybe a flamethrower?

Terry
Terry
8 months ago
Reply to  CourageousLion

Mostly a Texas thing. When you attend a social function you don’t wear your everyday carry. You wear the fanciest you can (like a fully engraved gold plated Colt 1873) for one-upmanship. Kinda like the girls wear their fanciest jewelry and dresses.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
8 months ago
Reply to  Terry

, I hear that the tradition was started by the Texas Rangers!

Terry
Terry
8 months ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

I’ve heard the same thing, Bill. I remember one anecdote where at a social function a Ranger was talking to a lady and she said: “I see you’re carrying your pistol, are you expecting trouble?” The Ranger replied; “No ma’am. If I was expecting trouble I’d have brought my rifle.”

Heed the Call-up
Heed the Call-up
8 months ago
Reply to  Terry

Terry, yes, old revolvers are so much nicer than a poly semi-auto.

Now I have the excuse, er…, a good reason, to buy that expensive handgun I was looking at. Will need a nice holster to go with it, too. And CC my EDC, while showing off the fancy one.

Arny
Arny
8 months ago
Reply to  Terry

I’m a yank. So thanks for the explanation. I’ve been to Tx once. I wasn’t there long enough to experience a BBQ. I apparently am missing out big time.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
8 months ago
Reply to  CourageousLion

@CL, Have you never been to a barbecue?

JIAZ
JIAZ
8 months ago
Reply to  CourageousLion

Court Guns & BBQ Guns
“I know that Texas doesn’t have a lock on court guns, or their kissin’ cousin, the BBQ gun, but someone always asks me what they are.”
http://thelawdogfiles.blogspot.com/2006/03/court-guns-and-bbq-guns.html

Terry
Terry
8 months ago
Reply to  JIAZ

“The NFL left me and I moved on.”
Kinda like NASCAR.

Big George
Big George
8 months ago
Reply to  JIAZ

Can I join you?! I’ll bring the guacamole!